A gas station employee pumps gas into a vehicle at a Sunoco station in Wall Township, New Jersey, on the Garden State Parkway on Friday, July 22, 2022

Average US gasoline price falls 32 cents to $4.54 per gallon

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline plunged 32 cents over the past two weeks to $4.54 per gallon.

Crews protect homes as California fire burns near Yosemite

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A Cal Fire firefighter lights a backfire while battling the Oak fire on Saturday, July 23, 2022, near Mariposa, California. The fast-moving Oak fire b
A destructive wildfire near Yosemite National Park burned out of control through tinder-dry forest on Sunday and had grown into one of California's biggest blazes of the year, forcing thousands of residents to flee remote mountain communities.

As heat records fall in Northeast, some city dwellers flee

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Mhamed Moussa Boudjelthia of New York City works a grill Sunday at Promised Land State Park in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. He and friends came
It's not exactly flowing with milk and honey — just ask the area's struggling black bears — but Promised Land offered respite Sunday for city folks in the Northeast trying to escape a nearly weeklong hot spell that only threatened to intensify.
Sports
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Big Papi a big hit at his Baseball Hall of Fame induction

David Ortiz promised to speak from the heart. As usual, Big Papi delivered.
Nation
12:50am

AP exposes the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: The 50th Anniversary

EDITOR'S NOTE — On July 25, 1972, Jean Heller, a reporter on The Associated Press investigative team, then called the Special Assignment Team, broke news that rocked the nation. Based on documents leaked by Peter Buxtun, a whistleblower at the U.S. Public Health Service, the then 29-year-old journalist and the only woman on the team, reported that the federal government let hundreds of Black men in rural Alabama go untreated for syphilis for 40 years in order to study the impact of the disease on the human body. Most of the men were denied access to penicillin, even when it became widely available as a cure. A public outcry ensued, and nearly four months later, the "Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male" came to an end. The investigation would have far-reaching implications: The men in the study filed a lawsuit that resulted in a $10 million settlement, Congress passed laws governing how subjects in research studies were treated, and more than two decades later President Bill Clinton formally apologized for the study, calling it "shameful."
Nation
12:50am

How an AP reporter broke the Tuskegee syphilis story

Jean Heller was toiling away on the floor of the Miami Beach Convention Center when an Associated Press colleague from the opposite end of the country walked into her workspace behind the event stage and handed her a thin manila envelope.
Nation
12:35am

Police: 2 killed, 5 injured in shooting at Los Angeles park

Two people were killed and at least five others were injured after gunfire erupted Sunday at a Los Angeles park where a car show was being held.
Business
12:00am

Chinatown fears community, business loss in 76ers arena plan

Wei Chen wants people who visit Philadelphia's Chinatown to see past the amber-colored roast ducks hanging in a restaurant window and notice the two older women chatting in Mandarin on the steps to the apartments above.
Politics
July 24

US conservatives embracing controversial Hungarian leader

When heads of state visit the U.S., the top item on their itinerary is usually a White House visit. For Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban next month, it will be addressing a conference of conservative activists in Dallas.
Nation
July 24

Alaska experiencing wildfires it's never seen before

Alaska is burning this year in ways rarely or ever seen, from the largest wildfire in a typically mainly fireproof southwest region to a pair of blazes that ripped through forests and produced smoke that blew hundreds of miles to the the Bering Sea community of Nome, where the normally crystal clear air was pushed into the extremely unhealthy category.
Nation
July 24

AP-NORC poll: 2 in 3 in US favor term limits for justices

About 2 in 3 Americans say they favor term limits or a mandatory retirement age for Supreme Court justices, according to a new poll that finds a sharp increase in the percentage of Americans saying they have "hardly any" confidence in the court.
Nation
July 24

Today in History: July 25, Concorde crash near Paris

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Business
July 24

Alex Jones' defamation trial finally set to begin in Texas

Jury selection is set for Monday in a trial that will determine for the first time how much Infowars host Alex Jones must pay Sandy Hook Elementary School parents for falsely telling his audience that the deadliest classroom shooting in U.S. history was a hoax.
Nation
July 24

Takeaways from Republican Wisconsin gubernatorial debate

A Republican candidate for Wisconsin governor supported by Donald Trump, a former two-term lieutenant governor endorsed by dozens of lawmakers and a state representative pushing for decertification of the state's 2020 presidential election results largely agreed on most issues in their first debate Sunday,
Nation
July 24

Bob Rafelson, New Hollywood era director, dies at 89

Bob Rafelson, an influential figure in the New Hollywood era of the 1970s who was nominated for two Oscars for "Five Easy Pieces," has died. He was 89.
Business
July 24

About 2,500 Boeing workers to strike after rejecting deal

Roughly 2,500 Boeing workers are expected to go on strike next month at three plants in the St. Louis area after they voted Sunday to reject a contract offer from the plane maker.
Business
July 24

Yellen downplays US recession risk as economic reports loom

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Sunday said the U.S. economy is slowing but pointed to healthy hiring as proof that it is not yet in recession.
Sports
July 24

Jonas Vingegaard, king of the mountains, wins Tour de France

King of the mountains. Champion on the Champs-Elysees.
Nation
July 24

US marshal, murder suspect injured in shooting near Atlanta

A U.S. marshal and a suspect in a killing were shot Sunday as officers tried to arrest the man at a mobile home park in an Atlanta suburb, authorities said.
Politics
July 24

Jan. 6 panel deepens probe to Trump Cabinet, awaits Thomas

The House Jan. 6 committee said Sunday it will interview more former Cabinet secretaries and is prepared to subpoena conservative activist Virginia "Ginni" Thomas, who's married to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, as part of its investigation of the Capitol riot and Donald Trump's role.
Sports
July 24

Muhammad Ali's 'Rumble in the Jungle' belt sells for $6.1M

Muhammad Ali's championship belt from his 1974 "Rumble in the Jungle" heavyweight title fight was sold at auction on Sunday for $6.18 million.
Variety
July 24

Attorney wins Ernest Hemingway contest in Key West tradition

Some came in wool fisherman's sweaters, and other contestants had sportsmen's attire. But it was the cream-colored sweater of attorney Jon Auvil that caught the eye of judges who awarded him the title for most resembling author and former Key West resident Ernest Hemingway.
Nation
July 24
FILE - President Joe Biden speaks about climate change and clean energy at Brayton Power Station, Wednesday, July 20, 2022, in Somerset, Mass. Biden�

Biden improves 'significantly,' throat still sore from COVID

President Joe Biden continues to "improve significantly" despite a lingering sore throat from his coronavirus infection, according to an update Sunday from his doctor.